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Ostomy Management Certification Course

Transforming Incontinence to Independence

Ostomy Management Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn how to evaluate and treat clients with an ostomy. The course will start by providing a comprehensive overview of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to the urinary and digestive system. This will provide a foundation for understanding why and how to treat clients with fecal and urinary diversions using a client-centered approach. Attendees will learn how to address common skin problems, pouching systems and therapeutic interventions for activities of daily living as it relates to ostomy care. This course is designed to prepare clinicians for the ostomy management specialist certification.  As a bonus, all attendees will receive our 100-question practice exam for free!  Just want to take the practice exam?  No problem!  Click here to register.

Single Registrant - $1,400
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Before signing up for this course, please visit to make sure you meet the criteria to sit for the OMS board certification exam.

AOTA approved provider
Ostomy Management Certification


  • Articulate the role of the digestive and urinary system.
  • Examine common causes of ostomy surgery.
  • Explain continent and incontinent urinary and fecal diversions.
  • Explain the different pouching systems and select the most appropriate system for each type of ostomy/stoma. 
  • Examine accessories used with stoma pouching systems and explain the indications for their use.
  • Explain the common peristomal skin complications and select appropriate treatment interventions for protecting the skin.
  • Explain stoma complications and treatment interventions to manage the difficult stoma.
  • Implement occupation-based treatment interventions for each basic activity of daily living as it relates to ostomy care.
  • Articulate the steps for colostomy irrigation and ileostomy irrigation.
  • Articulate the basic care principles for enteral tubes.
  • Explain the pouching principles for the pediatric population.
  • Demonstrate all the steps for donning and doffing a 1-piece and 2-piece pouching system.
  • Demonstrate the crusting technique for denuded skin.
  • Demonstrate patient teaching for donning and doffing pouching system as well as basic skin care.
  • Demonstrate patient teaching for ostomy care pre and post surgery.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: AppleTree CEU is an AOTA approved provider - Provider #0000000033. This course is approved for 20.0 contact hours or 2.0 AOTA CEUs - Course ID 00792. This course contains intermediate level content and is classified under both Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process.

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Registered Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses: AppleTree CEU, LLC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4003249

Disclosures – Mr. Despommier has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.


Check back soon for the course schedule in 2021!  If you would like to host a private course, please contact us! 

Day 1

7:30 am Registration
8:00 - 8:15 Ostomy Intro
8:15 - 10:00 Anatomy and physiology
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Causes of Incontinence and Fecal & Urinary Diversions
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 4:00
Pre-op education
Stoma assessment
Stoma complications

Day 2

8:00 - 10:00 Pouching systems & accessories
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00
Ostomy pouch change
Pouching difficult stomas
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 4:30
Pediatric Ostomy
Skin Complications
3:00 - 3:15 Break

Day 3

8:00 - 10:00 Tubes, Drains & Wounds
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00
Psychosocial effects
Patient education
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 4:00
Case studies

Course Completion Requirements

Certificates are provided upon successful completion of the course and evaluation form.


Ostomy Management Certification Individual Registrant

Before signing up for this course, please visit to make sure you meet the criteria to sit for the OMS board certification exam. Once you have completed the application and verified eligibility, please fill out the form below to be registered for our next class. You must complete payment through Paypal after you click Submit in order for your registration to be complete. NOTE: You do not have to have a PayPal account. Simply choose Pay with Debit or Credit Card on the first screen in the PayPal window.

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